Zoo Station

I’m ready; I’m ready for the laughing gas/I’m ready, for what’s next. –U2 “Zoo Station”

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My favorite shirt, Cookie Monster getting what’s coming to him.

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No Parachute

I went in to Medicine with the best of intentions, to work tirelessly to do good for people, and hopefully all would turn out well. However, doctors and nurses are subject to the same stressors as other professions.

“If life has taught me one lesson repeatedly, it’s to know when I’ve been beat.” –Principal Seymour Skinner, the Simpsons

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Stones, Ponds, Ripples, and Two-by-Fours

I’m a pediatrician. And I recently did something that most people in the medical world would consider career suicide. In fact, many people that I talk to don’t really seem to understand the idea. I decided to take a sabbatical.

“Because, as it turns out, you have to start somewhere.”

–Mike Birbiglia (“Sleepwalk with Me”)

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